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PBS
Dec 11, 2012 7:00pm PST
government officials say north korean workers have dismantled a rocket they had been preparing to launch. leaders in pyongyang say they want to put a satellite into orbit, but those in seoul and elsewhere believe the north koreans want to develop technology for a long-range missile, and they still expect the launch will go ahead. south korean government officials told nhk that they confirmed the three-stage rocket was being taken down, and they said it was moved to a nearby facility. on monday, officials in pyongyang extended the launch window by one week to december 29th. they said they were having technical problems with the first-stage control module. government officials in seoul say the defect may not be limited to the first stage, and it may take some time before launch is possible. but they remain on alert. they say they believe the north koreans still want to launch the missile before the end of the month. >>> south korean media have reported on claims that iranian missile experts are helping with the launch. officials in iran say the claims are baseless. >> translator: th
WHUT
Dec 6, 2012 7:30am EST
planning to overhaul the structure of government. government sources say the leaders plan to cut one in three ministries from 27 to 18. they're planning to do away with the railway ministry and transfer its function to the communications ministry. critics say poor oversight led to the crash last year of a high-speed train. 40 people were killed. and the former head of the railways ministry was dismissed in a bribery scandal. officials in the agriculture ministry will take over the responsibilities of the water resources ministry, and those in the culture ministry will take on the duties of three other departments. analysts say xi could be trying to reduce the powers of senior civil servants to diffuse public frustration, but history suggests it may not be easy. premier wen jiabao had a similar plan five years ago, but conservatives prevented him from carrying it out. >>> as the governments of japan and china feud over the senkaku islands, some japanese are caught in the middle. they were raised by chinese on the mainland after their japanese parents fled at the end of world war ii. with
PBS
Dec 7, 2012 7:00pm PST
news agency quotes a government official as saying the fueling of the rocket could begin on saturday after the storage tank has been filled. chinese travel agencies have been informed that foreign tourists won't be allowed into north korea between the 15th and 20th of this month. analysts say the decision could be linked to events marking the first anniversary of kim jong-il's death on december 17th. in japan, government leaders have ordered self-defense forces to be prepared to shoot down any debris from the rocket. the defense minister passed on that order to sdf commanders. >> translator: for the day of the rocket launch, we ordered the sdf to intercept any missile debris from a north korean rocket. we are preparing in accordance our defenses in accordance with that order. >> officials believe it will fly southwest okinawa's main island. they're deploying surface to air missiles throughout the region. prime minister yoshihiko noda held a national security meeting with his ministers. he approved the order for the sdf to mobilize their missile defense systems and shoot down any debr
PBS
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm PST
. south korean government officials say their neighbors are sending up a missile. they say it has a range of more than 10,000 kilometers capable of reaching the u.s. west coast. experts used data from previous launches to make their estimate. they say a missile launched in 2009 had a range of almost 7,000 kilometers. north korean officials tried again in april. the rocket exploded shortly after takeoff. but the first booster burned 18 seconds longer than those used in previous attempts. the experts believe engineers may have succeeded in reducing the size of a nuclear warhead. south korean officials say workers have completed the assembly of the three-stage missile. they say once the crew injects the fuel, it will be ready to go. authorities in pyongyang say they've launch between the 10th and 22nd of this month. they say they're sending a satellite into orbit. but leaders of japan and other countries believe the north koreans are carrying out a test of a long-range ballistic missile. the senior u.s. diplomat on north korea has warned the leadership there. he said the u.s. will refe
PBS
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
defense systems and shoot down any debris. this will be the third such order issued by the government. the last time was in april when north korea launched another rocket. it blew up less than two minutes after lift off. s. officers are also on alert. >> those ships are capable of participates in defense. we will go forward with that as we did in the last time. >> he said officers will be able to track the missile's flight path. the north koreans have refined their technology so the probability of success has increased. the timing of the launch coincides with the presidential election campaign in south ko a korea. >> translator: today marks a watershed in the presidential campaign. i will do everything i can for the south korean people. >> translator: i promise to achieve a change of government. i would also like to realize a new era in politics. >> ahn said he'll join moon's campaign tour. the two couldn't agree on which one of them should run against the ruling party. so ahn withdrew from the race two weeks ago. the latest opinion poll suggests pak leads moon by about five percentage poi
PBS
Dec 10, 2012 7:00pm PST
but japanese business and government have a close eye on iraq as a promising future energy source. >> translator: as one of the world's largest oil producers iraq offers a wide range of opportunities. >> reporter: chinese firms were prominent. the state run oil company has already won the contract to double up a huge oil field near the city. >> iraq is new market. it's booming for oil and gas. i see the risk. they're so nice. >> reporter: security remains precarious since the start of the 2003 iraq war. a string of terrorist attacks rock the country after the last u.s. troops pulled out a year ago. three major ethnic and religious groups are still jostling for control of political power, territory and all revenues. >>> north korea has announced it will extend the period for iraq's oil men minister has set an ambitious target. launching what it calls a >> translator: we welcome companies and want to show them what they can do to develop basra. >> reporter: iraq is now in a better position to attract investment with neighboring iran conquered by sanctions on its nuclear program. sat
PBS
Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
government offices and media organizations to complain about corrupt officials and forced evictions. in a ceremony to mark the anniversary, chinese communist party chief she jay ping said he would speed up the legal process. activists in china say tuesday's police action suggest the party is still trying to stifle creditism under shi's new leadership. social activists use the internet to out leaders for corruption and treating the under class urn fairly. the leaders see this as a threat to control and clamp down on some websites. persistent chinese are still finding ways to speak out. >> reporter: in china more than 500 million use the web. they have a broad internet community. >> translator: the stock prices and the foreign sites for financial information. >> translator: i simply cannot live without my smartphone. >> reporter: also, they make some sites off limits. on the chinese site we enter a wall. the internet has given life to new movements. this is a former airport employee. now he is an internet reporter and three years ago explored production by government officials and he wants
PBS
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
the coalition last month. the friends of syria say the organization is now the lawful government. should step down.bashar assad delegates did not state whether they would provide weapons to the coalition. some are concerned that those weapons could fall into the hands of radicals. a spokesperson said that they believe their allies will help arm them if the situation changes. the leaders of russia and china continue to support the assad government. delegates from those countries did not attend the meeting. >>> 20 years after the u.s. closed its last military base in the philippines, u.s. troops are out toeturn inorce. top officials from the two countries have agreed to expand the u.s. military presence in the south china sea. the goal is to serve as a counterbalance to any potential chinese ambitions in the region. u.s. assistant secretaries of state kirk campbell took part in talks with philippine officials on maritime security and cooperation. the united states is planning to send marine units, vessels, and warplanes to the philippines and expand the scope of the joint military
KCSMMHZ
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
the limited institutional capacity of the afghan government endemic corruption. these are among the obstacles to long term stability in afghanistan. >>> another story from afghanistan. the first rail service launched earlier this year with support from the international community. it is still in its early stages, but expected to play a critical role in reconstruction in the future. nhk world has details. >> reporter: afghanistan's only railway began operating earlier this year near the border with uzbekistan. the line runs for 75 kilometers between the border town and the important regional city. afghanistan is a landlocked country. nearly half of all the goods it imports pass through here. security is a major concern amid the taliban insurgency. police officials stand guard along the tracks. they transport daily loads of flour and other commodities. rail transport is cheaper and faster than using afghanistan's treacherous roads. >> for the reconstruction of afghanistan, the railway is very important and it's growing the economy of afghanistan. it's important and we needed this in a
KCSMMHZ
Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
country's next government. voters have a lot to think about. >>> a search for active earthquake faults may lead to the scrapping of one of them. the implications run deep for japan's nuclear policy. we have the story. >> reporter: 17 commercial nuclear plants in one major test reactor have been built in japan. the nuclear regulation authority was formed after last year's disaster to monitor their safety. experts at the authority are trying to determine if any of the reactors lie above active fault lines. the plan in central japan is known to have an active fault running close by. the fault is called urasoko. another fault called d-1 intersecretaries with the urasoko fault. a team of experts dug up the ground at the plant so they could inspect the fault directly. the government panel examined the results of the so-called trench survey. panel members said on monday that the d-1 fault is probably active. they said that layers of earth near the fault have become deformed. that deformation is believed to cause d-1 to become active when the default moves. national guidelines ban the building of
KCSMMHZ
Dec 13, 2012 6:00am PST
government has launched a protest with china over the air space intrusion. >> translator: the intrusion is very regrettable. the government has launched a strong protest with china through diplomatic channels. >> chief cabinet secretary osamu fujimura prime minister yoshihiko noda ordered the area guarded and surveyed. tension is high as senior officials of related ministries meet to share information. he added that the government is determined to remain calm under any situation but will respond firmly to any act that infringes on japan's sovereignty based on domestic law. >>> china's foreign ministry has >> translator: we will take all necessary measures to prevent this from happening again. sdf chief of staff said they were informed of the intrusion by the coast guard. he also said there has been no confirmation of how long the plane was in japanese airspace or what its route was. he said he did not why the sdf radar failed to sight the plane saying it could the size of the aircraft, altitude and the distance away. >>> china's foreign ministry has reiterated the country's te
KCSMMHZ
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
. it have russian government is making it a requirement for tankers that follow that route to use russian ice breakers. it's not only natural gas, the japanese are looking to other energy sources to replace nuclear power after last year's nuclear disaster. an exhibition featuring the latest using solar powered technology has begun near tokyo. about 200 companies are taking part from japan, china and germany and several other countries. demand is growing in japan has power companies are now required to purchase renewable energy. but japanese solar makers lag behind overseas competitors in terms of profitability. this is one of the exhibitors. the japanese company is displaying solar panels with the world's highest level of power efficiency. it's trying to make a profit by selling solar panels as well as the electricity it generates. sharp is exhibiting a new product which is a combination of window glass and a solar battery. although it can be used on homes and office windows, it can generate only half the power of a regular solar panel. >>> more people in japan are planning to tra
KCSMMHZ
Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
. japanese government officials say it traveled south over okinawa. they say the launch went at the north koreans had predicted. the first stage fell in to the yellow sea. the nose section fell a short distance beyond that. the second stage dropped in to the pacific ocean east of the philippines. japanese defense officials say they learned of the launch from u.s. missile warning systems around 9:51 japan time. it was confirmed around 10:01 by self defense forces radar which then tracked the rocket. the ministry says it decided not to fire its patriot defense missiles because the rocket was confirmed to pass over okinawa toward the pacific ocean. the officials say there was no possibility of debris falling on japanese territory. south korea's defense ministry says the rocket that north korea launched on wednesday could have reached as far as the u.s. west coast. >> translator: the rocket launched today must be a long-range missile with an estimated range of about 10,000 kilometers. >> kim said the launch was aimed at furthering the development of intercontinental ballistics missiles.
KCSMMHZ
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
how i'm supposed to live. >> reporter: the philippine government is trying to distribute goods and dispatch medical staff to the affected areas. but destroyed roads and bridges are hampering relief operations. gas stations have been damaged, and there's a shortage of fuel. mindanao was hit by another typhoon just a year ago, leaving 1,200 people dead. with another disaster so soon, people are questioning the government's preparedness. president beanything know aquino issued a wning a day before the typhoon struck and told people to be prepared. but it wasn't enough to prevent extensive damage. local people are worried and frustrated. charmaine deogracias, nhk world, new bataan, philippines. >>> authorities in thailand have charged the former prime minister in connection to the deaths of civilians during a military crackdown against anti-government protesters in 2010. the department of special investigation on thursday issued charges against abhisit and the former deputy prime minister. trial proceedings are expected to start as soon as mid-december. the charges date back to 2010, w
KCSMMHZ
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
news agency quotes a government official as saying the fueling of the rocket could begin on saturday after the storage tank has been filled. chinese travel agencies have been informed that foreign tourists won't be allowed into north korea between the 15th and 20th of this month. analysts say the decision could be linked to events marking the first anniversary of kim jong-il's death on december 17th. >>> in japan, government leaders have ordered self-defense forces to be prepared to shoot down any debris from the rocket. the defense minister passed on that order to sdf commanders. >> translator: the day of the rocket launch, we ordered the sdf to intercept any debris from a north korean rocket. we're preparing in accordance with that order. >> it will fly southwest of okinawa's island. they're deploying surface to air missiles throughout the region. prime minister yoshihiko noda held a national security meeting with his ministers. he approved the order for the sdf to mobilize their missile defense systems and shoot down any debris. this will be the third such order issued by the gove
Search Results 0 to 20 of about 21 (some duplicates have been removed)